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Supervisor Biochemistry
For strengthening our QC department HAL Allergy is currently looking for a Supervisor Biochemistry.  As a Supervisor Biochemistry you will be responsible for the daily management of our Biochemistry laboratory, yielding a department that is operating both effectively and efficiently.

HAL Allergy is providing you with an excellent opportunity to develop yourself not only as an expert, but also as a manager. By working within our laboratories we will guide and support you with both your personal and career development by obtaining an in-depth knowledge on the various techniques and to train yourself in becoming a manager.
Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Providing leadership and enable your team so that they are able to efficiently deliver upon their objectives;
  • Coordination of the daily laboratory activities/biochemical analyses, monitoring the execution, progress and quality of the work that is delivered;
  • Assessing the outcome of the various analytical assays and check whether these are in line with the working instructions/within the set values;
  • Responsible for delivering of a comprehensive department planning that is aligned with the various stakeholders;
  • Responsible for an optimized collaboration with other departments, delivery of assay results that is aligned with set production times;
  • Responsible for the identification of issues within the departments working methods/processes, initiation and management of the required improvement processes;
  • Responsible for the validation/authorization of samples, analytical assays and/or results that are entered in LIMS;
  • Coordinate the execution of validation studies for biochemical assays, checking raw materials for biological identity;
  • Responsible for the generation and entry of (management) reports regarding projects, deviations, and changes in LIMS;
  • Responsible for a proper version control of documentation/Standard Operational Procedures used at the QC department and coordinate revision of the documentation if required;
  • Responsible for layout of the departmental rooms and maintenance, quality, and calibration of all equipment that is used. Actively involved and advice in case new equipment is acquired;
  • Responsible that the safety of assigned areas and work practices are in accordance with laboratory and company SHE programs. Managing the storage and usage of hazardous substances and making sure that this is in compliance with current laws and regulations (GMP/GLP);
  • Management/supervision of the activities that are executed at external testing labs/CRO’s;
  • All activities are executed under strict GMP/GLP regulations.

As a supervisor of the team you will be responsible for planning and overseeing all QC related activities. By using a pro-active mentality and hands-on approach you will coach the team and review the outcome of their analytical assays.


  • At least HBO Bachelor within Immunology/Biochemistry or related field;
  • At least 5 years of experience within a pharmaceutical development and/or production environment;
  • Proven experience within a managerial role;
  • Extensive and proven experience in the execution and/or validation of ELISA assays;
  • Demonstrated experience with working under GMP-related quality systems, including Deviations and Change Control;
  • Experience in participating in technology transfers;
  • Experience in working with a HPLC/UPLC, SDS-PAGE, spectrophotometry, and immunoblot, is considered as an advantage;
  • Experience in using MS-Office, experience in working with LIMS is considered as an advantage.
Personal & Professional Skills

You as a person are results oriented, accurate, able to take responsibility and strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Strong managerial skills in combination with being pro-active, pragmatic and hands-on, able to function and contribute as part of a team, enabling employees to be successful;
  • Experience in problem solving and critical thinking while using a hands-on mentality and supportive/coaching approach;
  • Ability to inspire and motivate people, with a strong focus on collaboration, transparency, and team effectiveness.
  • Ability to provide effectively written reports;
  • Fluency in both English and Dutch is a prerequisite.
  • We offer you a highly dynamic job in an interesting environment.
  • You will be working from our headquarters in Leiden, where the products are produced on site.
  • HAL Allergy offers great benefits including a competitive salary, 13th month, 30 holidays, contribution to pension and health insurance.
Applications and more information
Interested? We look forward to receiving your application. To apply, please click the "Apply" button below to the right where you will be prompted to upload your CV first. 
Company Information

HAL Allergy is a modern leader in the field of biopharmaceuticals, located in the Leiden Bio Science Park in The Netherlands. Our core business is the development and manufacturing of therapies and diagnostics for allergic diseases.


With offices in major European countries, HAL Allergy is one of the European top players in the allergy immunotherapy business. Established in 1959 HAL Allergy has a long experience in developing, producing and selling allergy therapies with an immuno-modulatory effect, resulting in a reduction of symptoms and long-term disease suppression. These therapies are primarily used against common allergies such as hay fever, house dust mites allergy and allergic reactions towards wasp or bee stings.


We employ around 300 highly specialized people across various functions. The departments at our headquarters include Research & Development, Production, Quality Assurance, Clinical Development and Regulatory Affairs. Our staff works closely together with leading research institutes. At our locations in Germany, Poland, Austria, Spain and Italy we mainly focus on service and sales activities.


We are a steadily growing and dynamic company with a culture that is characterized by entrepreneurial spirit and a friendly and helpful atmosphere. The patient’s well-being is always our top priority. This combination is the basis for an interesting and challenging environment.


In addition to the core business of HAL Allergy, our subsidiary HALIX was founded in 2012. HALIX is a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) licensed for the contract manufacturing of clinical and commercial medicines according to GMP standards. As an end‑to‑end service provider, HALIX will serve its customers the full range from the first development steps to start of commercial production after successful registration of products.